Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Love is in the Air - Fate



Day 6 A to Z Challenge 2015 - Fate


To Mithila the trio came
Sita's Swayamvar to attend
Citizen's in awe of Rama's fame
To Sita they did tell

Sita wondered why his name
Quickened her beating heart
Perhaps this meeting was her fate
Was he her life counterpart?


Swayamvar - practice in ancient India of choosing a husband, from among a list of suitors, by a girl of marriageable age  (from Wikipedia)

Having completed their education, Vishwamitra had one more task to complete - to unite Rama and Sita. So to the court of King Janak in Mithila they arrived as was destined.

By now Rama had grown into adulthood and was a handsome, well rounded young man. Many battles the young prince had taken part in and won, he had learned the consequences of anger and the need to forgive (this is through the freeing of Ahalya and Gautam Maharishi). He had earned the right to be a protector and in observing his father King Dashrath interact with his mother Queen Kaushalya and his other queens, he had also gleaned the highs and lows of marriage. Contrary to belief that Rama and Sita were very young when they married, my instinct tells me they were young adults, mature and responsible.

Sita had a knowing, a great faith, that her prayers to Lord Vishnu to grace her halls and be the one for her would be answered. Instinctively she felt that inner bond with Him and believed that her fate lay in an association with Divinity.

Though we may act independently and look separated, we are in fact all connected by invisible strands of energy. Sita was instinctively tapping into Lord Vishnu's energy (as Rama). The eternal bonds between us are never broken. But we have forgotten how to tap into and trust our instincts. We have forgotten to connect to that Divine place that Sita instinctively reached.

The meeting of Sita and Rama was fated and circumstances were created for their meeting. What is fated cannot be escaped. Divine love for us is also fated. We have just forgotten that. We have chosen to believe that Divine love is selectively given. It is not, it is there for us constantly.

I often hear people say "God helps those who help themselves". Do you really think we would have an all loving God who would play favourites? God loves us all equally and helps all us constantly. However whether we choose to accept His love and help and act on it, is purely our choice.

Is love in the air for Sita?  And what of Rama?  Check out tomorrow's post.

Love is in the air. May we always feel that Divine love and know that it is fated, it is there for us constantly.


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Check my previous posts in this series

Written for:  AtoZ Challenge 2015
Linking to: Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge

Check out some other Bloggers participating in the challenge: AtoZ List 2015
And the Blog-A-Rhythm AtoZ posts featuring many bloggers

The Ramayana is a historical chronicle of events during the life of Lord Rama in an ancient time in a land called Bharatvarsh a part of which is now modern day India. 

This year's theme was given to me through meditation. But more than just a theme I was also asked to write this from the perspective of Divine love and not just a recounting of the events as they took place. Hence the essence of my posts is "Love is in the air".

The individual theme and tone of my verses are also given to me. And I try to convey what Spirit wants to say through my poetry and prose. In essence, I only transcribe what is given to me, the author of these posts is my soul, the Universe, God and Goddess.


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39 comments:

  1. Another great event, the marriage of Ram and Sita. I agree that over thousands of years humans have lost that connection to Divine presence.

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    1. It sure was Ruchi, such a momentous occasion. Yes, sadly we have chosen to feel that disconnect. I'm hoping that my theme will bring back some of that Divine connection.

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  2. Very nice indeed. Divine Love is available to all, if only we choose to receive it Suzy :) Well said.

    *Shailaja/Alternate Angles/A-Z*

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    1. Thanks Shailaja. We complain so many times that God has abandoned us, not listening to us, not doing anything for us, when all the while it is us who won't acknowledge his presence because He is always there.

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  3. Reading this brought to mind the picture of Sita collecting flowers in the garden and Rama and Lakshmana seeing her...their eyes meet and they fall in love....this was before the Swayamvara I guess...!

    This Sita Rama milan is my most fav part of the epic...and I loved reading this episode here!


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    1. Thanks Little Princess. Sita Rama milan is also one of my favourite parts. Such a beautiful moment.

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  4. Love is definitely in your post Suzy :) Loved this. This Swayamvar part in Ramayana is my favorite :)

    Few Things Left Unsaid

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    1. Thanks Swathi. Swayamvar part is my favourite too. So glad you could feel the love.

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  5. if something is destined to happen then it will occur. Aptly said :) Love the way Lord Rama and Sita compliment each other.

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    1. Thanks Prasanna. One cannot change one's destiny but we can choose how we get there. Rama and Sita's love is so beautiful.

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    1. Sure is Sheethal. Rama Sita's love for each other truly Divine and blissful.

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  7. Beautifully written Suzy. I love the way Rama and Sita's love unfolds. And I absolutely agree with what you have to say about Divine Love and an impartial God. I believe in such a God too :D
    You are welcome to check my A-Z posts here: http://sundarivenkatraman.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks Sundari. Theirs is the ultimate love story. Enjoying your series Sundari.

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  8. Rightly said about the divine love, Suzy. Loved the way you explained this part of Ramayan. :)

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    1. Thanks Vinitha. Glad you liked it.

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  9. oh how beautifully you have described their story, through prose and poetry :)

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    1. Thanks Rajlakshmi. Glad you like it.

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  10. You've expressed love so eloquently.

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  11. I agree, Suzy. God loves us all equally and unconditionally. I like your rewriting of Sita's swayamwar story too.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. God's love for us is often misunderstood Glad you like my version of Swayamwar.

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  12. They were destined to meet. So glad to be progressing on Ramayana through your posts...

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    1. Thanks Happinessandfood. Glad you are reading my Ramayana and hope it is making sense.

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  13. I guess we'll have to stay tuned to find out. I'm wondering what happens, even when I think I already know. :-)

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    1. Yes, you'll have to wait and watch it unfold. But thank you so much Cleemkenzie for following my posts.

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  14. Thanks Suzy. Fate and Destiny are tricky subjects at least in my view. I like how you said about Fate.
    http://www.gardenofedenblog.com

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    1. Thanks Susan. Everyone has their own view of fate and destiny. I believe that what is fated / destined cannot be escaped, but the path we take to it is our own free will.

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  15. Oh wow, Suzy!!! I love your way of writing, very unique. I have never read anything that describes the swayamvar of Sita like this. Sure, they were very beautiful verses but none that compared the past and current life with so much wisdom about love. I'm going to read the previous posts!!

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    1. Thanks Ruby for your lovely comment. This is one of the best compliments I have received particularly since it is about my favourite Sita Swayamwar and my beloved Lord Rama. Thank you.

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  16. What a beautiful read.. Simply lovely Suzy - yes, I'll come back to see where this love is heading:-)

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    1. Thanks Eli. Look forward to your visits here.

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  17. I am loving the way the divine love of Ram & Sita unfolds through your narration. Eagerly await tomorrow as we are headed to one of my favorite parts of this epic.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Thanks Shantala Glad you are enjoying my Ramayana.

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  18. Interesting story. I'm looking forward to the next instalment.

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  19. Your devotion for Ramayana shows in the post, Suzy:)

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  20. Hmm... In many of the narrations / interpretations of Ramayana that I have heard of, not much is spoken about Sita's childhood or about her capabilities as a girl, daughter, student, etc, while so much is spoken about Rama's prowess as a king, as a son, as a husband, as a warrior, as a student, as a brother and finally as as father. Would love to hear your thoughts on this Suzy. I like reading these series.
    (http://totallyinternalreflections.blogspot.sg/)

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